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Gilles in Semliki National Park, West Uganda, Africa

Gilles in Semliki National Park, West Uganda, Africa

You should certainly give photography a good thought about before going on a Trip Around The World or a Long Term Trip. Above all, ask yourself two important questions:

First and foremost, what kind of photos do you want to bring back from such a trip? Continue Reading →

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How About A Photography Class?

Gilles near View of the World (Malindidzimu), Cecil Rhodes' Grave, Matopos or Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

Gilles near View of the World (Malindidzimu), Cecil Rhodes’ Grave, Matopos or Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa

This is probably one of the biggest mistakes we made when preparing for our Trip Around The World in 2007 / 2008. We did not take any photo classes. Our photos would have been so much better, if we had understood some basics, kike how Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Focal length influence the final outcome of a photo. Afterwards, it is truly frustrating to realize how poor photos of spectacular motifs could have been easily avoided. Continue Reading →

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Camera(s)

Heidi & Gilles in a Tuk Tuk in Maputo, Mozambique

Heidi & Gilles in a Tuk Tuk in Maputo, Mozambique

Once you have found the answer to what kind of photos do I want to bring back from such a trip, choosing the right cameras might become a rather long and painful process… We spent hours and hours looking for the right camera, and more often than not got completely contradictory information from various sources… Not to mention that qualified advice and counsel are the exception rather than the norm, even in specialized shops. Continue Reading →

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Computer & Software

Heidi in a Warao Village, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

Heidi in a Warao Village, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

Back in 2007, during our Trip Around The World Trip, we belonged to the very small group of people traveling with a computer (at that time a Sony Vaio 13’’). Now it seems that this exception has turned into the rule… Continue Reading →

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RAW or JPEG?

11 Reasons Why You Should Always Take Your Pictures In RAW

Gilles in Semliki National Park, West Uganda, Africa

Gilles in Semliki National Park, West Uganda, Africa

We have heard this question many times, and listened to endless discussions on this subject. The answer is quite straightforward though. If you plan to enhance your pictures, you should always take them in RAW. Continue Reading →

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Tripod

Tripod Or Not Tripod – That Is The Question…

Gilles in the Bazaar of Shiraz, Iran

Gilles in the Bazaar of Shiraz, Iran

To answer this question, you should consider your actual needs. A good tripod can be rather heavy and they are not cheap either. To be honest, until about a year ago we used each others shoulder, a bolder or whatever came in handy to keep the camera from shacking during longer exposures. Now things are different and we almost always have one with us while traveling. Continue Reading →

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